Plans to build a small collection of homes on the site of the former garden centre in Warburton have been approved by Trafford Council.
Developer Edgefold Homes submitted an application last May to build nine family homes on the vacant brownfield site that once housed the Panflora Nurseries on Barns Lane.
Under the initial plans, drawn up by Manchester-based consultancy P4 Planning, the 1.2-acre plot would have housed nine homes, replacing existing workshop and storage structures that currently occupy the site.
However, Edgefold has since reduced the scale of the scheme to just seven homes, and secured consent. The plot is located within an area of Green Belt, and P4 set out a case to the council that the scheme would have no greater impact on the openness of the Green Belt than the existing buildings, which have been vacant for the past two years.
Bowker Sadler Architects designed the scheme.
Ken Whitaker, director of Edgefold, said: “By repurposing the site, we can help meet the pressing need for family homes in the area, and continue with our vision of creating attractive new homes with interesting designs, in great locations.”
Charlotte Fowler, associate at P4 Planning, added: “We have worked very closely with our client, which has ensured that the plans provide all the key elements to ensure the creation of a visually attractive scheme and one that meets all expectations and ambitions for the area.
“[News of the planning approval] enables Edgefold to progress with the new homes and ensure this regeneration scheme becomes a reality.”
The wider team included Chadkirk Consulting, TPM Landscape, Rachel Hacking Ecology and transport consultancy SCP.